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What a weekend it has been for sport, so great that Saturday is even being referred to as ‘Super Saturday’ as team GB took away 6 gold medals, with three of them being awarded in less than an hour, rightly marking a truely astonishing day for British sport.
It all started off with a win in the men’s rowing four, by Alex Gregory, Pete Reed, Tom James, and Andrew Triggs Hodge. Team GB then took gold again as Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking triumphed in the women’s rowing double sculls. Then to add more excitement to the day, not only did Dani King, Laura Trott, and Joanna Rowsell win gold in the women’s cycling event, but they also broke the world record, which they had previously set.
As night fell we moved to the track events where team GB just blew spectators away. Jessica Ennis, kicked off the celebrations with a victory in the 800m-heptathlon final, marking an iconic moment in her career. We then saw long jumper Greg Rutherford, take gold after leaping 8.31m ahead of Australia’s Mitchell Watt, all of this happened just minutes before
Mo Farah topped off the excitement, as he powered through with a great win in the 10,000m final, to become Olympic champion and ending the Ethiopians reign of the event.
Sunday was another exciting day for the track. The whole world stayed up to watch the men’s 100m final and although so many were doubting Usain Bolt, he proceed to confirm that he is the greatest sprinter alive, as he took home the gold for Jamaica and set a new Olympic record just 0.5 seconds of his own world record. Bolt’s fellow countryman Yohan ‘The Beast’ Blake won his fist Olympic medal finishing in second place and the bronze medal went to the USA’s Justin Gatiln.
All in all an incredible weekend for sport and we hope to see much more of the same in the final week of the games.